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All the speeches as they were. Original texts of the speeches. In English

John Waters commencement speech at Rhode Island School of Design (2015)

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Stephen Colbert: Have your own standards (2015)

Good morning. Oh, what a day. What a lovely day. It’s a pleasure to be addressing the Wake Forest graduating Class of 2015. I want to start by thanking the administration and the Trustees for inviting me to speak. I … Читать далее

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Stephen Colbert commencement speech at Wake Forest University (2015)

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Ian McEwan commencement speech at Dickinson College (2015)

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Orhan Pamuk: My Father’s Suitcase (2006)

Two years before his death, my father gave me a small suitcase filled with his writings, manuscripts and notebooks. Assuming his usual joking, mocking air, he told me he wanted me to read them after he was gone, by which … Читать далее

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Tom Hanks: Fear will get the worst of the best of us (2011)

I know many of you were convinced last night at about six o’clock local time the world was going to come to an end. Just because it hasn’t doesn’t mean that it’s not nearby because my appearing today at Yale … Читать далее

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Gao Xingjian: The Case for Literature (2000)

I have no way of knowing whether it was fate that has pushed me onto this dais but as various lucky coincidences have created this opportunity I may as well call it fate. Putting aside discussion of the existence or … Читать далее

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Neil Gaiman University of the Arts Commencement Speech

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Atul Gawande: Anything is possible in people’s lives (2011)

Thank you, graduates and Ohio University, for this opportunity. I am a 1983 graduate of Athens High School. Which means, yes, you invited a townie to give your graduation address. I grew up here watching you, the students, come and … Читать далее

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Kurt Vonnegut: This is a long-delayed puberty ceremony (1998)

Hello. For those of you getting your first university degrees, I like your generation a lot, and I expect good things from you, and wish you well. This is a long-delayed puberty ceremony. You are at last officially full-grown men … Читать далее

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